WEST CALN TWP, PA — The Chester County District Attorney’s Office announced the investigation of an officer-involved shooting in West Caln Township, Pennsylvania.
Authorities state that based on a preliminary investigation, the following facts have been established:
On November 10, 2021, at 12:30 a.m., a uniformed police officer in a marked police vehicle initiated a traffic stop after he observed the driver of a white Chrysler sedan make an illegal left turn on a red light in the area of Rt. 10 and W. King’s Hwy. Once the car stopped the police officer requested license and registration from the driver repeatedly, but she would not comply. The driver was then asked to exit the car but she refused. The officer opened the driver’s door and attempted to remove the driver from the car.
The driver fled from the scene in her car. The officer then fired one round from his department-issued firearm as she sped away. It appeared the bullet struck the window frame, shattering the driver’s side rear passenger window. The driver was not injured. She was the sole occupant of the car.
After a short chase, the driver stopped her car in the 600-block of Octorara Trail in West Caln. The officer pulled the driver out of the vehicle and she was taken into custody.
A colt revolver was recovered from the driver’s purse after a search warrant was executed. The defendant does not possess a license to carry a firearm.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as Takeshia Landry, a 41-year-old from Columbus, OH, has been charged with firearms not to be carried without a license, recklessly endangering another person, flight to avoid apprehension, fleeing & eluding, & related charges.
According to the Chester County District Attorney Office’s Protocol, Chester County Detectives, the Chester County District Attorney Office’s investigative arm, will be the independent agency reviewing this officer-involved shooting. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office states it will make the final decision regarding whether the shooting was justified.
Authorities state at the information is preliminary, pending a full review of all available evidence. After the investigation, the Chester County District Attorney’s Office will provide its findings.
Information is subject to change at any time. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.